Sunday, February 5, 2017

Troisième leçon de ténèbres

February is upon us—& Sunday came upon me more quickly than I’d planned, so today’s post is a bit late. The featured musician for Sunday Music in February is MontserratFigueras, the great Catalan soprano who often performed with her husband Jordi Savall in such early music consorts as Hespèrion XX (later Hespèrion XXI) & La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Today’s selection presents her in a duet with Argentinian soprano María Cristina Kiehr, performing Couperin’s "Leçons de ténèbres pourle mercredi saint" ("Tenebrae Readings for Holy Wednesday").  The recording is from the soundtrack to Tous les Matins du Monde.

Looking forward to bringing you other selections of Figueras' always inspired & inspiring music throughout the month.

Image links to its source at NPR.

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